Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
August 28, 2012 11:06 am EDT


GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Timothy Alan Cudd died peacefully at Haven Hospice Center in Gainesville, Fla., Aug. 26, 2012.

Survivors include his beloved wife, Evelyn; daughter and son-in-law, Kathleen and Avi Baumstein; grandchildren, Anna and Caleb; mother, Bernice Daniels; father and stepmother, Kermit and Anne Cudd; sister- and brother-in-law, Ann Cudd and Neal Becker; nephews, Alex and Thomas Becker; brother, Ben Cudd; and sister-in-law, Lynn McCarty; and loyal dogs, Tazer and Sheba.

Born Sept. 2, 1956, in Rapid City, S.D., Tim attended school through junior high in Worthington, Ohio, and graduated from Mount Vernon High School in 1974; earned a DVM from the University of Tennessee in 1982; practiced veterinary medicine in Lexington, Ky., where he developed the first private practice equine neo-natal clinic in the U.S.; and earned a Ph.D. in physiology at the University of Florida. In 1994 he joined the Texas A&M faculty where he ran a large NIH funded lab devoted to diagnosing and treating fetal alcohol syndrome and worked to achieve his goal of developing compassionate and caring veterinarians.

He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to Haven Hospice in Gainesville, Fla., or the ALS Society.

Submitted by Ann Cudd.

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